This is my least favorite time of year and I am sure I am not alone. Summer in Bakersfield draaaaaaags. It is something that people in Southern California and other regions will have to get used to, it seems.

According to climatologist Park Williams at University of California, Los Angeles, these new record high temperatures are “the new normal.”

The climatologist also says dry soil caused by the region’s “megadrought” has changed things permanently.

“When the soil is wet, heat waves aren’t so bad,” says Park Williams. “But if it’s dry, we are under extreme risk.”

Read more about this delightful weather HERE!


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